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Next will be hosting an Order to Office service launch event in the Hub on Monday 1, Tuesday 2 and Friday 5 February between 11:00 and 14:00. Pop down to the stand where they will be able to give you more information regarding the service as well as answering your questions. They will also be running a prize draw with a prize of a £200 gift card. The winner will be selected at 14:00 on Friday 5 February.

The Ipswich & District Citizens Advice Bureau will be in the Hub on Wednesday 3 February between 11.00 – 15.00. They will be there to discuss their work, how to become a volunteer adviser, and raise some funds with a raffle. They are a charity, dependent on a workforce of paid staff and trained volunteers.

The Book People will be in the Hub on Thursday 4 February 11.00 – 15.00.

Trinity Park, Tuesday 26 January 09:00-14:00

Phil Dance, MD Adastral Park, is the keynote speaker at this event organised by UCS. It’s a high profile corporate event to provide an opportunity for SME businesses to start the new decade with new technology. ‘Digital Opportunities’ is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises within Suffolk with an aim of raising awareness of the advantages and opportunities of digital technology.

Professor David Hall, one of Europe’s leading facilitators in innovation and entrepreneurship, author of three top selling business books and presenter and writer of the BAFTA award winning BBC1 business series ‘Winning’ will also be speaking at the event after recently receiving an Honorary Doctorate from University Campus Suffolk.

Find out more on the UCS website.

From pioneering work in optical technologies and digital switching through to work in advanced software techniques and protocols, Adastral Park is recognised as one of the leading centres of technical innovation in the communication world.

Adastral Park is home to BT’s Global Research and Development Headquarters and Innovation Martlesham – an established cluster of 89 high-tech ICT Companies and thriving hub for like-minded individuals sharing knowledge and expertise.

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Click here to view office space , read about the Incubator, Companies in the cluster, IM news and networking events.

 

 

Use the links above to find out more about Adastral Park and read on for the latest news .

All events listed below on the Adastral Park website are open solely to BT staff and people based at Adastral Park.

For the last ten years during the month of December a special tree full of tags has dominated the entrance to the Adastral Park Hub. Each tag has a gift suggestion on it – from toiletries and towels to biscuits and chocolates. Adastral Park employees collect a tag, buy the gift, wrap it and return it ready for distribution by WRVS volunteers.

The WRVS provide the meals on wheels service to people in the Ipswich area and, thanks to the generosity of the people from the Park, they’re able to include a special Christmas gift with their delivery. For some it’s their only present at a time of year when people can feel especially lonely.

Debbi Fair, WRVS territory manager, said: “The gifts are greatly appreciated and feedback from both volunteers and service users expressed both gratitude and happiness on receiving these wonderful gifts.”

Christine Evans, who organises the tree, said: “We collected 536 presents this year which is the most in the three years I’ve been running it. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed and volunteered to help with the collection.”

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Christine Evans, left, handing over the presents to Debbi Fair from the WRVS

Adastral Park turned into a snow globe scene thanks to a skating rink and a little help from Mother Nature.

The culmination of a year of celebrations at Adastral Park – which commemorated the 40 years since BT moved to the site – was a skating rink in the grounds of the Park. When the snow arrived in the east of England that week it topped off the festive atmosphere.

As well as being open to Adastral Park employees and their guests – around 1000 in total took a turn on the rink – local schools and a charity joined in the fun. 650 school children visited the Park to enjoy the rink; a teacher from one of the schools said: “We all had a fantastic if not wet time. It was a real experience to go skating outdoors in the snow, at Christmas.”

The charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH), also used the rink: “We just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us use the rink last night. We have had really good feedback from everyone and they all enjoyed themselves.”Ice skating

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